Meet the Winner of Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main

December  9, 2015

A big congratulations to drbabs, whose Mom's Garlic Rubbed Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce was voted Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main! She says that the dish has always been her mother's go-to special occasion dish. (Her mother pronounces it FEE-lay, and "usually serves it for Chanukah with potato latkes.")

Photo by Bobbi Lin
Photo by Bobbi Lin

Drbabs is a longtime Food52-er—since 2009!—and has introduced us to an impressive number of award-winning recipes: Her repertoire includes a whopping 52 community picks, 2 Wildcard Winners, 5 finalists, and 1 contest winner (well, with this beef filet, 2 contest winners). She also has 5 recipes in our Baking book!

This most recent contest win has inspired us to cook more of drbabs' recipes! Here are a few of her greatest hits to get us (and you) started:

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JanetFL December 10, 2015
Congratulations, Barbara! Your mother must be thrilled!
sue S. December 9, 2015
That is amazing!! Mom must be so proud!!! Keep those yummy recipes coming!!!
boulangere December 9, 2015
Oh how lovely; congratulations!
Bevi December 9, 2015
Mazel Tov eh Chag Sameach!!
ChefJune December 9, 2015
Mazel Tov, Barbara! I know your mom will also be thrilled. :D
drbabs December 9, 2015
WOW! Thanks, everyone! This is really unexpected and so much fun!
cookinginvictoria December 9, 2015
Yay -- so happy for you and your mom! Congratulations, drbabs!
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 9, 2015
EmilyC December 9, 2015
Hooray -- congratulations drbabs!
lakelurelady December 9, 2015
Congratulations! So happy for you and your Mom.
hardlikearmour December 9, 2015
Congratulations! :-)